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Richard Duane Barfield
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Richard "Duane" Barfield, 73, of Marietta, GA passed away after an extended illness on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, surrounded by family and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Walter Manche Barfield and Joyce Folds Barfield of Atlanta, GA; his sister, Marilyn West of Powder Springs, GA; a nephew, Charles "Chuck" West of Powder Springs, GA, and his mother and father- in-law, Ovid and Betty Wood of Smyrna, GA.He is survived by his wife of nearly 37 years, Donna Wood Barfield; three daughters, Duana Hood and husband Alex Peterson; Angela Frew and fiancé Bryan Froden of Woodstock, GA; Joy Kephart and husband Aaron Kephart of Murphy, NC; two sons, Eric Barfield and wife Lucia of Cumming, GA, and Brandon Barfield and wife Cristina of Marietta, GA. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren: Craig, Alex, Gioacchino, Flavia Lucia, Emmanuel, Estefania, Briana, Caroline, and Eleanor. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews, and many special friends. Duane had a lifelong passion for classic cars, especially hot rods, car shows, and oldies music. His love for these things was surpassed only by his love for his family, and he showed kindness and compassion to everyone he encountered. He was US Army Veteran, retired from AT&T after 30 years, and was a member of First Baptist Church of Woodstock.Arrangements are being handled by Carmichael Funeral Home of Smyrna, GA. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, October 20 at Carmichael Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 21 at Carmichael Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m., with Pastor John Pope officiating. Interment will follow in the Barfield Family Cemetery in Marietta, GA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The American Kidney Foundation.


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21

Oct

11:00 AM
Carmichael Funeral Home Smyrna

2950 King Street
Smyrna, GA 30080

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